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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Mind Snatchers” (aka “The Happiness Cage”, 1972)

This movie is based on Dennis Reardon’s play The Happiness Cage, which had the distinction of being the inaugural production of the Joseph Papp Public Theater.  I think I would have rather seen this story as a play, despite Christopher … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The Testament of Dr Mabuse” (1933)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was directed by Fritz Lang and co-written by Thea von Harbou, and was based on the character created by Norbert Jacques in the novel Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.  This movie is a sequel of sorts to Fritz … Continue reading

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TH13: What I Learned from Watching “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” (1973)

1. Any time you see “A Harry Novak Production” credit, you know you’re in for some hellaciously bad stuff. 2. So … It’s the mid-nineteenth century, but there are Neanderthals running around. Sure, why not? 3. Tempera paints make the … Continue reading

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TH13: What I Learned from Watching “The Beyond” (Lucio Fulci, 1981)

Quicklime will completely melt someone’s head. Falling off an 8ft tall scaffold onto the right hip and arm will cause massive hallucinations, delirium, and internal bleeding.  And the best way to transport the victim is to fold him in half. … Continue reading

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Just cover me up with a sheet cake

So my birthday is coming up, and I’d like to expound on something that is close to my heart. Frosting. When I speak of frosting, I mean, of course, buttercream frosting.  The thick, viscous, stuff that is the consistency of … Continue reading

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